Abby Brock (she/they) is a multimedia visual artist based in Toronto and Montreal. Her artistic practice focuses on the experimentation of physical media, such as creating paintings, sculpture, or making filmic poems in order to play with visual symbolism, encouraging chance and embracing the ephemeral. They investigate the representation of gender, the male gaze, and the performative nature of femininity through processes of deconstruction, re-interpretation, and appropriation. Her practice captures feelings, moments, as well as states of being that encapsulate their identity and collective truths relating to the feminine experience. Abby is currently attending Concordia University’s Studio Art & Art History program.
Keza Gahisha-Morin (they/them) is a Burundian-Canadian mixed media painter and sculptor based in Montréal, Canada. Growing up expatriate and traveling internationally for the majority of their early life, Keza’s work is an attempt to allocate meaning and understanding of their place in the world. A combination of hasty, brut, yet romantic techniques, their painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting practice communicates their quest for understanding themselves. Childlike or otherwise unconventional mediums are used to challenge what is deemed normal or appropriate in the commercial art world. Their work creates its own natural futuristic realm – a projection of a young, displaced individual idealizing the world around them while attempting to cure the confusion that comes with consciousness. Keza is currently attending Concordia University’s Studio Art & Art History program.
Sierra Koritko (they/them) is a ceramic and textile artist based in Montreal. Their ceramic practice is working on dissolving the barrier between functional pottery and sculptural ceramics. Their ceramics pieces have recurring motifs of being handbuilt, sgraffitoed, layering and repeatedly firing glazes. Their work is about actualizing their anxieties into a physical form in an attempt to minimize them. They explore their paranoia of being watched and fears of being perceived, trying to capture the feeling of overbearing dread in everyday situations that they have been experiencing since childhood. These themes are contrasted with bright colours, loud patterns, and whimsical imagery so that their fears can remain hidden in plain sight. Sierra is currently attending Concordia University for Studio Art and Art History.
Adey Singer (she/her) is an Ethiopian-Canadian painter currently based in Montreal, Quebec. Her work explores themes of Afrofuturism, critiquing Eurocentric scopic regimes and bringing to light the unconscious framings and biases imposed by centuries of Western-dominated art practices. Adey is currently studying Art History and Studio Art at Concordia University.
Anika Yvette (she/they/him) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Toronto and Montreal. Their practice is focused within the process of artmaking. By creating large-scale work, they emphasize the material and mediative aspects of their creative process. Digital animation, illustration, painting, rug hooking, wood burning, and embroidery are some of the avenues they explore in this process. Central to Anika’s practice is the healing process, and the ways in which that growth highlights ways in which visual media is an essential way of communicating oneself to the world. This is illustrated through personal visual narrative and stylized illustrations that embrace duration, abstraction, and surrealist symbolism. Anika is currently in Concordia University’s Studio Arts and Art History program with a minor in Animation.